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Rio 2016: It’s a Gold for Anthony Ervin and a Bronze for Nathan Adrian in Men’s 50 Free

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Golden Bears go 1st and 3rd in the Men’s 50 Free.

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials - Day 7
Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian are both on the podium for Men’s 50 Free.
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

ROLL ON YOU BEARS! More Olympic medals for Calympians in RIo 2016 as Anthony Ervin won Gold and Nathan Adrian won Bronze in Men’s 50 Free.

Anthony Ervin won the same Gold as he did back in 2000 Sydney, a span of 16 years between Gold medals. Back in 2000, Ervin was the youngest swimmer in history to win the Gold in the 50 Free at age 19. Today, Ervin became the oldest swimmer in any event to win a Gold at age 35 and 78 days old, passing the record set by Michael Phelps in the 200 IM yesterday.

Nathan Adrian picked up his 2nd Bronze medals in the 2016 Rio games, after also earning a Bronze in 100 Free.

France’s Florent Manaudou took the silver between the two Golden Bears. Manaudou took the Gold in the 50 Free at 2012 London.

Ervin out touched Manaudou 21.40 to 21.41. His time is 0.04 off the American Record currently hold by Nathan Adrian.

Anthony Ervin has concluded his Rio 2016 games with two Gold medals. He indicates in post race interviews that he is going to try to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team.

Nathan Adrian has won two Bronzes in the 100 Free and now the 50 Free to go with a relay Gold. He will get the chance to earn a 4th medal in the final of the 4x100 Medley Relay on Saturday night.

Congratulations to Anthony and Nathan for making us Golden Bears proud.


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Men’s 50 Free)

By Individuals:

7 Golds, 4 Silvers, 3 Bronze

By Events:

5 Golds, 3 Silvers, 3 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free, Bronze from Men’s 50 Free

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Men’s 50 Free

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back, Gold from Men’s 200 Back

Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast

Missy Franklin (USA) - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

Cierra Runge (USA)* - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their

GO BEARS!